palumma

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Sicilian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin palumba, from Latin palumbus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [paˈlum.ma]
  • Hyphenation: pa‧lùm‧ma

Noun[edit]

palumma f (plural palummi)

  1. dove
    • 1875, Giuseppe Pitrè, Fiabe, novelle e racconti popolari siciliani, page 346:
      'Na jurnata mentri si pittinava, trasi na palumma, afferrasi la pittinissa e scappa.
      One day while she combed her hair, a dove entered, snatched the comb and escaped.
  2. pigeon

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